Kids and their questions. It seems like my children can come out with questions I never would have thought to ask in a million years! I admire their curiosity, and I’m happy that they still see books as resources for finding answers. A new information book full of “801 Facts Kids Want to Know” has caught their attention, answering questions they’ve wondered and providing information to appeal to a wide variety of interests. TIME for Kids: Big Book of When is the kind of book that children will pull out again and again for entertainment (that is educational, too!).
Sized like a traditional classroom textbook, this book is way more engaging than I remember any of my old school books to be. Vivid photographs and illustrative maps, charts, and graphs fill the pages, and the information provided has even been eye-opening to my husband and me. The book is sectioned into eleven chapters with questions related to these general topics: time, animals, communications, flight, energy, the solar system, the digital age, food, transportation, civilizations, and sports. That’s a lot of variety!
My eight-year-old daughter scanned the table of contents right away when she first picked up this book. She couldn’t stop reading aloud questions: When was ice cream first served? When will the sun stop burning? When did the first zoo open? I actually hid the book from her for now, because I want to save it for an upcoming long car ride, knowing that she will be content to peruse its pages for a long period of time.
TIME for Kids is a staple in many classrooms across the country for its educational supplements, and the quality of the research, writing, and presentation in this book meets the high standards we’ve come to expect from TIME. Whether its read as a resource or just for fun, the experience will be one of interesting and engaging learning.